What a difference a day makes on the college football coaching carousel.
On Tuesday, Tennessee reportedly pursued Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy to become its next head football coach. But that night, Gundy tweeted his intentions to remain with the Cowboys.
So, by Wednesday, Tennessee’s coaching search took yet another turn. The Volunteers are now reportedly centering their focus on Purdue coach Jeff Brohm.
Sources: Tennessee search centering on Jeff Brohm https://t.co/5hDGpsuvFl
— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) November 29, 2017
Brohm has had discussions with Tennessee officials, per reports. The Volunteers have also reached out to SMU coach Chad Morris and Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele.
Tennessee’s frantic search comes just a few weeks after it fired Butch Jones. It appeared Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano would take the job. However, upon hearing the news, those around the Volunteers programs were outraged, citing Schiano’s possible connections with the Jerry Sandusky sexual assault scandal at Penn State. Facing overwhelming backlash, Tennessee backed out of the deal Sunday night.
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